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  1. The Walking Dead

    My last episode was the one where they faked Glenn's death (Season 6, IIRC). It was so obviously a fake death that they were going to write their way out of and came across as a little insulting for long-time viewers. I heard the show really went downhill after that anyways, so it doesn't feel like I"m missing anything.
  2. Night Owls X: TCO's Up In Smoke Tour

    I agree with Victorqvist here. It's definitely the best Thor movie to date and it's laugh-out-loud funny without the gravitas of the situation at hand getting lost in the shuffle. I could see the argument for it being the best MCU movie to date.
  3. Nintendo Switch (formerly known as NX)

    From what I've seen of it, it's not the *ideal* way to play DOOM but it's a great way to experience it if you have no other choice. DOOM is a twitch shooter and feels choppy/unresponsive at 30fps, at least based from my experience playing it on PC.
  4. Night Owls X: TCO's Up In Smoke Tour

    Everything I've heard says it's one of the best Marvel movies made to date. Would you say that's recency bias, or legit?
  5. Night Owls X: TCO's Up In Smoke Tour

    Everything I've heard says it's one of the best Marvel movies made to date. Would you say that's recency bias, or legit?
  6. Night Owls X: TCO's Up In Smoke Tour

    Everything I've heard says it's one of the best Marvel movies made to date. Would you say that's recency bias, or legit?
  7. Duchene to Sens

    I think the problem Duchene has is that he's too gung-ho. He's often trying to force things with his speed instead of letting the game come to him a little bit. If he cooled his jets a little bit and placed a smarter game I think he could be a more effective scorer. I don't think he has another 30 goal campaign in him but I could see him putting up 25.
  8. In recent years he's proven that he can log big minutes. I suppose it helps to have a team as committed to team D as he does, and Alex Pietrangelo as a defensive partner. When the Polak/Gunnarsson trade was first made I remember St. Louis not being too happy with Gunnarsson's play, and also them missing the presence that Polak brought. I don't think there's any doubt now that the Polak/Gunnarsson trade was the worst made during Shanahan's tenure here. The saving grace for us is that we moved Polak as a rental for what worked out to two second round picks... one of which was flipped for Frederick Andersen, and the other IIRC used to draft Carl Grundstrom
  9. Night Owls X: TCO's Up In Smoke Tour

    When did all of this start happening? I'm about a decade removed from my sophomore college year, and while I definitely remember a leftist, progressive stance... I certainly don't remember safe spaces or a culture of hyper-offendedness (is that a word?)
  10. Your 2017/18 Toronto Maple Leafs

    I'm not convinced that a 4th line of Leivo/Moore/Kapanen or whatever else is skilled enough to own the puck against other lines in the NHL. That's why I think it's better to have a 4th line that can play well defensively to weather the storm of not having the puck, rather than trying to put a fringe skilled line together in hopes that they're going to be able to outskill their competition on a regular basis. There's just not enough depth for that to happen and they'll inevitably have to deal with being hemmed in their own zone. I'd rather have guys who can play with an active stick, force turnovers, or even just be calm and sound enough positionally to limit quality shots and scoring chances instead of a fringe skill group. In an away game with last change in the hands of the opponents I wouldn't want Leivo/Moore/Kapanen trying to outskill another team's top offensive lines. The "puck possession is the one true God" camp seems to ignore the fact that no team is deep enough in terms of talent to play a pure puck possession game. It's a nice thought to believe that the best defense at the NHL level is to just always have the puck on your stick in the offensive zone, but unless you're talking about the Pittsburgh Penguins against an ECHL team it's not going to happen. In an average game between good NHL teams, both spend a significant amount of time playing without the puck and you need guys who can play in those situations. As for Martin, he's out there to forecheck hard. Martin rarely refuses to finish his checks and while it gets him in trouble sometimes his presence is definitely noticed on the ice. I'd like to see a few games without him but I'll never complain about him playing 8 minutes a night on the 4th line. He plays his role well. He still skates well and while he hasn't played much center in recent years he's got lots of experience. He's also a decent faceoff man and a good two-way player.
  11. Night Owls X: TCO's Up In Smoke Tour

    I figured as much, but it turns out I'm as bad with usernames as I am with real names so I don't really recognize that many old names. Ahhh okay I definitely remember the two of you.
  12. Your 2017/18 Toronto Maple Leafs

    It mostly comes down to "Hyman is not a first line forward". Babcock seems to believe in the value of a simple, aggressive forechecker on what's otherwise a high-skill line. Hyman does the dirty work and creates space for Nylander/Matthews to work with, and it's working so far.
  13. Night Owls X: TCO's Up In Smoke Tour

    You look really familiar for some reason. Were you on the original official Leafs Chat board?
  14. Nintendo Switch (formerly known as NX)

    I heard that there's over 800 moons to collect in Mario Odyssey. For a completionist that's an insane amount of content. I haven't had time to really dig in and play yet but I'm hoping to get to the game next weekend. Everything I've seen so far looks really good, and the fact that it controls so well (at first feel at least) with the JoyCons means I can hold off on the Pro Controller for now.
  15. Matthews vs. Sundin

    When he started in the league he was billed at 6'3 and ~185lb. By the end of his career he was billed at 6'5 and ~240lb.... kind of like me over the last few years, except I ain't that tall and none of this is muscle!
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